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Action Alert: Contact your Senators and Representative to advise them on the impact the SNAP Program on People with Disabilities

SNAP (Supplemental Nutrition Assistance Program) is the federal program formerly known as food stamps.  It is vitally important for people with disabilities and their families. We know that all too often food insecurity and disability go together. Families that include people with disabilities are two to three times more likely to experience food insecurity than families that have no members with disabilities.

The House version of the Farm Bill would cut off or reduce basic food assistance under SNAP for roughly 2 million people across the nation. This includes many people with disabilities and their families. It would also subject millions of people who rely on SNAP to sweeping, harsh new work and reporting requirements. These changes create new hurdles to benefits and would punish people who lose their jobs and can't find a new one, can't meet the potential new strict work or training requirements, or can't get an exemption. 

Many people with disabilities or chronic illness, and their families, would be hurt if the House version of the Farm Bill (H.R. 2) is passed.  Action is expected this month on reconciling the House and Senate versions of the Farm Bill.  Please contact your Congressional Senators and your House member to let them know the importance of maintaining the SNAP Program.

Colorado Congressional Delegation
Sen. Cory Gardner |   303-391-5777 |   Email here.
Sen. Michael Bennet |   
303-455-7600 |   866-455-9866 |   Email here.
Rep. Diana DeGette (CO District 1) |   
303-844-4988 |   Email here.
Rep. Jared Polis (CO District 2) |   
303-484-9596 |   Email here.
Rep. Scott Tipton (CO District 3) |   
970-241-2499 |   Email here.
Rep. Ken Buck (CO District 4) |   
970-702-2136 |   Email here.
Rep. Doug Lamborn (CO District 5) |   
719-520-0055 |   Email here.
Rep. Mike Coffman (CO District 6) |   
720-748-7514 |   Email here.
Rep. Ed Perlmutter  (CO District 7) |   
303-274-7944 |   Email here

The above analysis comes courtesy of the Arc of the U.S.

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